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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-52

Comparison of sodium hypochlorite and edta irrigants with an indigenous solution as an alternative to mtad


Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India

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Y Mamatha
Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.41309

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The concept of smear layer removal prior to obturation has gained importance in recent times. The efficiency of sodium hypochlorite and EDTA in removing the smear lay, has been extensively studied. Yet, the perfect solution for root canal debridement is still elusive. This study aims at comparing the extent of smear layer removal by sodium hypochlorite, EDTA and an indigenously developed irrigant using Doxycycline, Citric acid and Tween 80. The non-availability of MTAD in India at present has made us to find out an indigenous mixture with sodium hypochlorite, citric acid and Tween 80, the detergent. The success of this indigenous irrigant would make it an effective and a cost effective alternative to MTAD.


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